Tap Water Sources in Remote Locations

Schutte & Koerting’s TurboDraft™ Fire Eductor allows fire companies to tap into water supplies like ponds, streams, and swimming pools up to 250’ away and can generate flows up to 264 GPM or more. Rural fire companies need creative solutions to utilize water sources that are not accessible using typical drafting techniques.

TurboDraft Operation

Usable fire flow amounts will vary based on elevation and hose friction loss. Greater usable flow rates are achievable depending on hose friction loss coefficients or when utilizing 6” large diameter hose. Field testing should be conducted to confirm actual flow rates for each given hose configuration. (See Distant Water Source Situation table below for baseline numbers)


Overall Length: 30"
Weight: 19 lbs.
Connections: 1 1/2" NST Female Inlet;
1/2" NST Male Outlet
Shipping Dimensions: 36"L x 12"W x 12"H
Shipping Weight: 45 lbs.

Compact 2.5 Inch TurboDraft Unit
Distant Water Source Situation
Length of
2 1/2" Hose
LiftPump Discharge
Base Line
Fire Flow
175 psig
175 psig
264 gpm
185 gpm
180 psig
180 psig
224 gpm
157 gpm
185 psig
185 psig
189 gpm
128 gpm
190 psig
190 psig
173 gpm
110 gpm
Compact 2.5 Inch TurboDraft Unit exterior dimensions
Compact 2.5 Inch TurboDraft Unit performance chart